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Where's Dylan Beattie when you need him?

dombruno profile image Dominick Bruno ・2 min read

One thing I enjoy is writing filks after a couple drinks. I probably have to credit the Free Software Song for that. Anyways, I recently had the opportunity to pick up a signed copy of "The Power of Scrum" on the used book market. It's surprisingly good and useful (I had doubts about a Scrum-oriented melodrama) and definitely worth the read.

Unfortunately, every time I looked at the cover, Huey Lewis's "The Power of Love" played in my mind. This demon needed to be exorcised. Further, it's the 25th anniversary of Scrum and to my knowledge there's not been any songs in honor of it. And so....with apologies to the greater Agile community, Huey Lewis, and everyone involved with Scrum, I present:

The Power of Scrum

[tune: The Power of Love by Huey Lewis]

The power of Scrum is a curious thing
Remove an impediment, make a kaizen
Change a loss, to a big fat win
More than a feeling, that's the power of Scrum
Got the SM, got the Team
Velocity faster and better than a PO's dream
Make a bad Sprint good, mmh make a defect right
Power of Scrum will keep you home at night
Don't need big docs, keep it lean
Don't need no Gantt chart to ride this train
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes
But it might just save your job
That's the power of Scrum
That's the power of Scrum
First time you feel it might make you sad
Next time you feel it might make you mad
But you'll be glad baby when you've found
That's the power that makes the world go 'round

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